Essay contest on Frost poem

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Shmoop announces its first essay contest for high school students. Students must write a 500- word essay on Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” using the following guidelines:

Examine the relationship between the speaker in the poem and his environment, which includes not only the woods themselves but his horse, the owner of the woods, and the community. Include in your discussion an examination of Frost’s use of language and imagery, focusing on how these contribute to the meaning of the poem and help him to achieve his purpose. Be sure to support your ideas with evidence from the poem.

The grand prize is an Apple iPad. Deadline for entry is May 28, 2010 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. For details, visit